Monthly Archives: April 2011

Budgets are Moral Documents

On the Monday after Easter PBS talk show host and social commentator Tavis Smiley appeared on NBC’s Today Show with Ann Curry.  During a discussion about the pending battle over the federal budget, he made a comment that I think is compelling and worth repeating and reflecting upon: “Budgets are moral documents.” Smiley believes there has not been […]

Lord, if You Were Here

Anyone who watched the squabbling in Washington last week concerning the federal budget may have pricked up their ears during the reading of the Gospel at Sunday’s liturgy.  Lazarus has fallen ill, and after a few days dies. His sisters, Mary and Martha, cry upon seeing Jesus:  “Lord, if you had been here, my brother […]

Eyes Wide Shut

In our liturgy yesterday we heard in the gospel reading about the man born blind, to whom Jesus gives the gift of sight (John 9:1-41).  Unlike the man in the gospel most of us are born with the gift of sight. The question raised by this gospel for us, then, is: What do we see? […]